When is the last time you asked yourself if you are getting the best deal for your partial truckload freight? In the past, it has been common practice for shippers to book multiple partial shipments independently. However, optimizing and consolidating partial shipments that are destined for the same geographic regions could save shippers time and money.
With all the recent updates to tariffs, Ascent Global Logistics hopes to provide key information that will allow you to maintain peak supply chain performance. Currently, there are three main lists of tariffs of U.S. imports from China that you should be familiar with:
The Administration recently announced intentions to implement $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on U.S. imports from China. This announcement (USTR-2018-0026) came after the Administration released a list of more than 6,031 product lines that will be charged a 10 percent tariff.
Is Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF) program causing you headaches? In case you missed it, the program now requires most suppliers to deliver within a two-day delivery window. By partnering with an authorized Walmart consolidator such as Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, your company can not only achieve OTIF compliance, but also improve your supply chain efficiency, saving your business time and money.
Many Walmart and Sam's Club suppliers have partnered with a Retail Consolidation company to achieve supply chain success. Here are three ways Prime Distribution Services' consolidation solutions helps suppliers:
When is the last time you reevaluated your less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier relationships? While we understand that this is a time consuming task, ensuring that you effectively manage your carrier contracts will help you and your business save time and money.
On June 13, Walmart held their annual Call for U.S.-made products in Bentonville, Arkansas. If you attended the event as an existing or prospective supplier, you are quickly understanding the importance of supply chain accountability. To maintain positive relationships with Walmart buyers and brokers, suppliers need to have a plan and logistics partners to meet Walmart’s supply chain expectations.
Please note that Hurricane Bud could cause shipping delays along the western coast of Mexico and across the southwestern region of the United States as considerable rainfall and flooding are expected over the next week. Please also be aware that the storm could potentially create bottleneck effects on the movement of goods between ports, manufacturers, distribution centers and retailers.
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Over the past few months, we understand that it has been difficult to stay up to date on international trade and tariffs. However, having a strong regulatory compliance and international freight forwarding partner can help.
How long has it been since you considered your supply chain and how to improve its efficiency? One month ago? Two months ago? A year ago? In a previous blog post , 88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced. There is no room for error when optimizing and refining your supply chain, so now is the time to take a deep dive into your supply chain and analyze areas of opportunity for improvements.
88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced. This means that nearly 9 in 10 importers believe they are falling behind due to lack of innovative information from their supply chain partners.
In order to stay competitive in the digital era, supply chain innovation is imperative. Without constant improvement and evolution, your supply chain will become inefficient and cause you to lose business to your competitors.